The remarkable story of how one man fought a case in British court to bring to the fore atrocities committed at Jallianwala Bagh.This year marks 100 years of Jallianwala Bagh and the book will be released on Independence Day.The book is written by Sir Nair's great-grandson and will be endorsed by senior High Court judges of India.The book will add a crucial narrative to India's colonial history.Raghu Palat is a banker, consultant, writer and teacher. He has worked for Vallance Lodge & Company, Deloitte and Company and Alpine (Double Glazing) in London. In India, he was a senior director at American Express and the country manager for Bank Internasional Indonesia. He has been a director on the boards of Century Textiles and Lupin Ltd., and he is currently serving as an independent director on the boards of BOI Axa Trustee Services Private Ltd. and Pritish Nandy Communications Ltd. Pushpa Palat has been a writer for the over three decades and has written for The Times of India, Economic Times and Destination Traveller, among others.30 April 1924. At the Court of the King's Bench in London, the highest court in the Empire, an English judge and jury heard the case that would change the course of India's history: Sir Michael O'Dwyer, the former Lieutenant Governor of the Punjab - and architect of the infamous Jallianwala Bagh massacre - had filed a defamation case against Sir Chettur Sankaran Nair for having published a book in which he referred to the atrocities committed by the Raj in Punjab. The widely-reported trial - one of the longest in history - stunned a world that finally recognized some of the horrors being committed by the British in India. Through reports of court proceedings along with a nuanced portrait of a complicated nationalist who believed in his principles above all else, The Case That Shook the Empire reveals, for the very first time, the real details of the fateful case that marked the defining moment in India's struggle for Independence.The thrilling story of how one Indian fought for the rights of millions living under the British rule and gave crucial impetus to the Independence movement in India.At a time when many across the world wonder how they will ever find the courage to take on what appear to be invisible forces, Raghu and Pushpa Palat's The Case That Shook the Empire should come as timely inspiration.The text makes for easy reading and is aimed at a much wider readership than just regular history buffs.[A] compelling, albeit unknown chapter in India's freedom struggle that makes us look at one of its darkest days in new light.Sir Sankaran Nair's bold stand as he fought for the right of Indians; for reforms; for rule of law; and Indian nationalism, ought to be reckoned by the current and coming generations to attune and energize them towards committed existence as part of, and for the betterment of, We, the People of India.This work is a classic.
|Title:||TheCase That Shook the Empire|
|Author:||Raghu PalatPushpa Palat|